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"The leading continental scholar ... his Greek Religion... already has the standing of a classic." London Review of Books
"A masterpiece, packed with learning but also rich in ideas and connections of every sort ... nobody else could have produced an account of the subject of comparable range and power. This will be the best history of Greek religion for this generation." New York Review of Books
Highly recommended as a first-read for any serious student of Hellenic paganism.
The text relies heavily upon archaeological and primary sources to reach its intended audience of scholars and historians, and succeeds very well at this endeavor.
In this book, Walter Burkert seeks to provide a comprehensive study in Greek religion during the Hellenic are.
With all the texts dealing with the ancient world, Burkert's is right up there among the 'must read' list. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Phoenix
The eminent scholar, Walter Burkert, gives a formidable in depth analysis of Greek religion and its function within the polis. Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by Luc REYNAERT
Got this as a reference for a book I'm writing. In depth, well-written, excellent index. Matches related volumes then goes deeper. Read morePublished on January 31, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The only thing keeping me from giving this book a five-star review is that it is, essentially, a "text-book. Read morePublished on July 9, 2012 by Lykeios
Walter Burkert's Greek Religion is a classic in the field.
Detailed, exhaustive, challenging, and original.
Burkert's work on the Greek Religion takes the reader beyond the classic Bullfinch Mythology into the real nuts and bolts of religion in Greece and the surrounding areas. Read morePublished on May 14, 2009 by Christopher N. Temple
In this book, Walter Burkert seeks to provide a comprehensive study in Greek religion during the Hellenic are. Read morePublished on December 1, 2008 by Christopher R. Travers
Burkert's thorough examination of ancient Greek religion is where anyone wishing to seriously study Hellenistic religion should begin. Read morePublished on July 7, 2008 by Stephen D. Sanders